Thibaud Dieudonné receives the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship
Postdoc Thibaud Dieudonné from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University receives the highly prestigious Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to study how a human lipid transporter is linked to a rare inherited liver disease.
The Marie Sk?odowska-Curie fellowships are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed at supporting the best and most promising scientists. The fellowship aim to foster the career development and further training of excellent researchers in a close collaboration with a prominent host, which in this case is Professor Poul Nissen.
One year ago, Thibaud Dieudonné started as a postdoc in the laboratory of Professor Poul Nissen in the Section of Neurobiology/DANDRITE. Here his research aims at understanding how a human lipid transporter, ATP8B1, is linked to a rare inherited liver disease, the intrahepatic cholestasis. For this, Thibaud will combine cellular biology, mass spectrometry, biochemistry and cryo-electron microscopy to better understand the underlying mechanism of regulation of ATP8B1. With this fellowship, Thibaud gets another two years for his research at Aarhus University.
“Getting such a prestigious fellowship is fantastic news and will be an important step for my research career. The multidisciplinary approaches that it supports are very exciting, and I’m very grateful for this opportunity to run this project in Poul Nissen’s group,” says Thibaud Dieudonné.
Professor Poul Nissen adds: “The Marie Sk?odowska-Curie fellowship adds excellent dynamics and provides an important project ownership to the recipient – I’m very grateful that Thibaud’s project will continue in our lab and I hope for very fruitful outcomes, both on results and his career development.” And there is no doubt that Thibaud Dieudonné is among the best promising scientists as he was awarded the PhD thesis prize 2020 from the French Biophysical Society (read more about his prize).